Gracie Gold and 2018 Olympians Clash with Reporter Who Claims Figure Skating Is 'Not a Sport'

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http://people.com/sports/winter-olympics-2018-figure-skaters-clash-reporter/

Trouble started for Fox-4 Dallas’ weekend sports anchor and reporter Edward Egros on Friday, when he responded to a fan on Twitter who had said, “Look, if you need to pick a song as part of your sport, I’m not going to respect your sport. I respect your art.”

“THANK YOU!” Egros wrote. “I have the utmost respect for figure skaters, only a few people in the universe can do it and they deserve my praise. But it’s not a sport.”
 
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He should go for a few FS lessons, he might understand why it IS possible to fairly objectively say one jump was executed better than another, not just a matter of taste- besides they do grade eg ski jumping and snowboarding based on style as well, and athletes opinion sometimes differ from the referees', and they are sports..
 

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i look at it this way. Ergos is a sports caster/reporter. Figure skating is OFFICIALLY a sport. His is hired to report, facts, figures, events, in "sports" that he is assigned to, and NOT give his opinions what he thinks is a "sport" or not. He has a right to his opinion and to express it privately, but NOT while he is on this particular job.
 

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The worst was that the guy who wrote the original tweet Egros was responding to was trying to explain to Courtney Hicks what the rules of figure skating were.
 

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Good for Vincent Zhou! https://www.teenvogue.com/story/olympic-figure-skaters-drag-anchor
Edward [Egros]'s tweet ended up catching the eye of two current Olympic figure skaters in Pyeongchang — and let's just say they weren't thrilled by his casual dismissal of their achievements. "Your job is to be a sports reporter. Figure skating is not a sport to you," 17-year-old Vincent Zhou wrote. "Stick to reporting on 'real sports', do your job, and we'll do ours." <snip>
As for Edward, as of publishing time he hasn't relented on his stance, although he tweeted out a nice enough sentiment to Vincent upon reading his tweet: "I wish you nothing but the best."
 

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